Day 20

Grace day

from the Because He Lives reading plan

Psalm 68:18-19

BY She Reads Truth

Use this day to pray, rest, and reflect on this week’s reading, giving thanks for the grace that is ours in Christ.

18 You ascended to the heights, taking away captives;
you received gifts from people,
even from the rebellious,
so that the Lord God might dwell there.

19 Blessed be the Lord!
Day after day he bears our burdens;
God is our salvation. Selah
—Psalm 68:18–19

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15 thoughts on "Grace day"

  1. Stacey Wilson says:

    I had to go read verse 19 in different versions just for fun. I love how The Passion Translation says it, “What a glorious God! He gives us salvation over and over, then daily he carries our burdens! Pause in his presence”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭68:19‬ ‭TPT‬‬

    As I wrote my prayer in my journal I just keep hearing the lyrics from the new Hillsong United song, Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)

    “And that grace
    Owns the ground where the grave did
    Where all my shame remains
    Left for dead in Your wake

    You crashed those age-old gates
    You left no stone unturned
    You stepped out of that grave
    And shouldered me all the way

    So here I stand
    High in surrender
    I need You now
    Hold my heart
    Now and forever
    My soul cries out

    Once I was broken
    But You loved my whole heart through
    Sin has no hold on me
    ‘Cause Your grace holds me now

    Healed and forgiven
    Look where my chains are now
    Death has no hold on me
    ‘Cause Your grace holds that ground
    And Your grace holds me now”

    He didn’t just come for a one-time fix. He came to be our daily help and guide-shouldering us all the way!

    1. Mari V says:

      Love Hillsong. I have never heard that song. I’m going to have to listen to it later today.

  2. Karen Bailey says:

    Lord, refresh me and fill me. You are trustworthy to give all my burdens.

  3. Sue says:

    When Christ ascended to heaven he overcame all that holds us in captivity.

    Now we have the Lord God, by the presence of the Holy Spirit, dwelling in us and bearing our burdens for us.

    How I needed this today. Sometimes things in life seem to hold me in captivity but there is victory in Christ!

    God is indeed our salvation!

  4. Churchmouse says:

    Your Word tells me to cast my cares on You for You are the burden-bearer. Burdens are simply too heavy for me for they bend me down, low to the ground. Burdens make it hard for me to keep my eyes on You. The only yoke I’m to wear is the one that binds me to You. Today I release what’s weighing me down and I take up Your yoke.

  5. Shawn Parks says:

    Day after day-not once when I am having a particularly hard struggle-not on the days when I at the top do my “faith game”-not only when I have reached the end of my own strength-not that time when I felt the Lord whisper in my heart at the Bible conference-not just the time a dear friend interceded for me in prayer-not the time I turned my wailing into praise as I sang a song blessing His name-not when I had to fill my lungs with deep breaths and fix my eyes to be able to “do it again”—NO! This verse declares that day after day He bears my burdens! He knows me. He knows what struggles I face, what keeps me up at night, and what tears me down from the outside and from the inside. He knows which burdens are brought on by my own missteps and outright rebellion, and which have caught me off guard with a whiplash of unfairness. He knows which wounds will heal quickly and which will linger and infect my spirit. He knows. And he bears them all-day after day————for me. What mercy and grace!

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  6. Anne Jones says:

    Jesus help me to release my burdens to you and not try to pick them up again

  7. Nkechi Ladapo says:

    Lord i release my burdens to you. I don’t want to bear them any longer.

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